Accepting a Request for Increased Graduation Requirements for the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
Resolution Number 2002-10
April 24, 2002
Be It Resolved that the Board of Education accept the proposal for increased graduation requirements for the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, as follows:
Proposed Graduation Requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma
|Laboratory Science 2||4||2|
|History and Social Sciences 3||4||2|
|Foreign Language 4||3|
|Health and Physical Education||2|
|Fine Arts or Practical Arts 5||1|
|Required Focus Area Courses 6||6|
|Student Selected Test 7||1|
1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall be at or above the level of algebra and shall include at least three different course selections from among: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of Algebra II. The Board may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.
2 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include course selections from at least three different science disciplines from among: earth sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics or completion of the sequence of science courses required for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The Board may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.
3 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include U.S. and Virginia History, U.S. and Virginia Government, and two world history/geography courses. Acceptable courses to satisfy the world history/geography requirements include: (i) World History and World Geography; (ii) World History and Geography Part I, and World History and Geography Part II; or (iii) a semester course of World Geography, a semester course of World History Part I, and a year-long course of World History Part II. The Board may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.
4 Three years of one language or two years each of two languages.
5 Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not come from the student’s focus area.
6 Courses used to satisfy this requirement shall include both required and elective classes in the student’s focus area. Focus areas include literary arts, dance, musical arts-instrumental, musical arts-vocal, musical theatre, theatre arts, visual arts, and technology/pre-engineering.
7 A student may utilize additional assessments for earning verified credit in computer science, technology, or other areas as prescribed by the Board in 8 VAC 20-131-110.B.
Students who do not complete the required program for the proposed Advanced Studies Diploma are eligible to receive the appropriate diploma as prescribed in 8 VAC 20-131-50. Requirements for Graduation.
Mark C. Christie, President
Board of Education
Adopted in the Minutes of the Virginia Board of Education
April 24, 2002
Contact: Margaret Roberts
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